Posts Tagged ‘Wilderness’

I am Wilderness. Revisited.

I am Wilderness. Revisited.

Frederick, Maryland.  I’m excited to announce that I am Wilderness is taking a new direction – with a new look and a new online platform.  The main page is now hosted by Tumblr and will focus primarily on digital storytelling with the objective to share the voices and stories from our planet’s last truly wild […]

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Turneffe Atoll, Belize.  Blackbird Caye Field Station is a remote outpost of science and conservation awash in a deep blue wilderness.  Owned and operated by the Oceanic Society, the Station conducts long-term research on marine mammals and coral reefs, as well as promotes the conservation of Belize’s spectacular marine ecosystems and wildlife. This past May […]

Huaorani

Huaorani

Yasuni, Ecuador. The Huaorani are an indigenous people to the Ecuadorian Amazon.  They inhabit one of the most biodiverse places on the planet – Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park and the adjacent Huaorani Indigenous Territory.  Referring to themselves as “the people”, they are both keepers of the forest and agents of its demise. They avoided contact […]


Did You Enjoy Your Story?

Did You Enjoy Your Story?

Baltimore, Maryland. Is it possible to be happy with this life?  If Gnarly Bay Productions has anything to say about it, true happiness can be found in the wilds of Chile, from the great Atacama to the Pacific coast and remotest Patagonia. In their short film A Story for Tomorrow, we join an adventurous young […]

Our Blue

Our Blue

Baltimore, Maryland.  “I wake up every morning thinking of my blue.  No matter where I’m going, I’m headed straight to you.”  So begins the tribute to Our Blue – our watery mother ocean. Created by a team of Red Sea divers known as Tank Bangers, the melodic compilation is the latest in a series of […]

Big America: White Sands at Sunset

Big America: White Sands at Sunset

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Desert terrains often have an other-worldly character to them, but White Sands in southern New Mexico is in a class of it’s own. Ever-moving dunes of pure gypsum sand cover an ancient lake bed for some 275 square miles of desert basin. And these dunes are white as snow. […]


Leaving California Behind

Leaving California Behind

Marina, California.  It’s official.  I’m leaving California.  In two weeks time, I’ll be relocating back to Florida. For much of my life, people told me that I belonged in California.  They told me I had that California laid-back vibe and attitude, and that I’d find it a land of kindred spirits.  And as my environmental […]

Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Bugling in the Wilderness: The Elk Rut

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.  The sights and sounds of autumn – changing leaves, cooling weather, pumpkins and Indian corn.  And… the bugling of elk.  Each year around the autumnal equinox, elk (Cervus canadensis) of the Rockies come down from their high altitude summer feeding grounds and swarm into the low elevation areas of Rocky […]

10 Ways to Tell Governor Brown "Shark Fins Must Go"

10 Ways to Tell Governor Brown “Shark Fins Must Go”

Marina, California. For California, this is a moment of truth. Will you retain your role as a global leader in ocean conservation and sustainable use? Or will you turn your back on the future of sharks and, in consequence, both the ocean and ourselves? Many organizations, advocates and plain ole’ regular Californians have been working […]


The Joy of Wild, Wild, Wild Places

The Joy of Wild, Wild, Wild Places

Marina, California.  Sorting through last year’s footage, I came across this little clip in which I was asked “What do you love?”.  I get a little tongue-tied and repetitive in my response, but the short answer is wilderness. And wild, wild, wild places.  Which are beautiful.  And I love them.  With wild animals running around.  […]

When the Fog Clears

When the Fog Clears

Marina, California. Every year in the Monterey Bay as the summer fog season tapers off, jellies show up in massive numbers. The reason is pretty simple. The fog is generated by the summer sun hitting frigid cold water that bubbles up from the deep sea through a process called upwelling. This water from the deep […]

Speaking Up For The Blue

Speaking Up For The Blue

Marina, California. A few weeks back, Andrew Lewin of Speak Up For the Blue asked me to talk with him about a blog post I wrote concerning the incarceration of climate activist Timothy DeChristopher. Andrew divided this interview up into five blogs posts. You can check them out on the links section below this post, […]


Rise of the Lionfish

Rise of the Lionfish

Marina, California.  It’s no breaking news that the red lionfish (Pterois volitans), a native to the Indo-Pacific, is making itself comfortably at home as an invasive transplant to the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  After first appearing on Atlantic reefs about a decade ago, the fish is now commonly encountered throughout the region, leaving little […]

Easy There Tiger...We Need Sharks

Easy There Tiger…We Need Sharks

Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.  “Teen reels in 874-pound shark” was a headline in yesterday’s Pensacola News Journal.  But after reading the article and visiting the comments section I thought a more appropriate title might have been “Boy slays beloved ancestral god. Locals rejoice, but still scared of their own shadows”.  People both love and fear sharks, […]

Whale Shark Wow!

Whale Shark Wow!

Marina, California.  This is probably my first and last post promoting “wallpaper” for your computer.  But in the midst of Shark Week, this image of a whale shark and diver was too compelling to ignore.  National Geographic just released this photo for use as wallpaper as part of their “Life in Color: Blue“. gallery series […]


The Great White Shark Song

The Great White Shark Song

Marina, California.   In recognition of Discovery Channel’s questionable Shark Week – let’s have a little fun! Here’s another personal YouTube favorite – the Great White Shark Song.  It’s been around for years now, but I never tire of this cool tune and the important message it gives for this vulnerable apex predator.  The song […]

Get your #wilderness Daily

Get your #wilderness Daily

Marina, California.  If you’ve been looking for a one-stop source of breaking news on wilderness issues, check out The #wilderness Daily.  It’s a collection of wilderness-themed articles and media that have been posted via Twitter over the past 24 hours – and it’s published daily. Perhaps you’ve noticed the growing trend over the past year […]

Big Deal

Big Deal

Big Sur, Calfornia. Few sensory pleasures compare to dipping into a cool mountain river on a scorching hot summer day.  During my past four years in California, this has been my ultimate indulgence.  To get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a day, bake in California’s warm interior on a scenic hike […]


I am Wilderness

I am Wilderness

Words describe my connection to wild places, my symbiosis with the wilderness.  I am wilderness.  My soul is those wild, lonely places – windswept mountain passes, the rocky crags, and wandering herds upon endless grasslands.  There is no difference between those things and what is found within me.  This is true too of the sea. […]